Photographs from the collection of the Foundation of Estelle and Hervé Francès
SEYDOU KEÏTA | UNTITLED, 1952-1955
Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR
1921 - 2001
tirage argentique de 1998
tampon sec 'CAAC LTD' (Contemporary African Art Collection) dans la marge
signé et daté à l'encre dans la marge
silver print, printed in 1998
signed and dated in ink in the margin above the blindstamp
blindstamp 'CAAC LTD' (Contemporary African Art Collection) in the margin
23 ½ x 19 ½ in.; 59,7 x 49,7 cm
This work beautiful silver print, which is flush-mounted to prospex, is in overall very good condition. With an unknown curvilinear indentation in the lower center of the image, only visible in raking light.
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Acquired directly from the artist
Collection of Jean Pigozzi
Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, AFRICA, May 15th, 2010, lot 188
100% Africa, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, October 2006 - February 2007
Seydou Keïta, Tate Modern, London, March 2008 - March 2009
André Magnin, Seydou Keïta (Zurich, 1997), p. 52
Seydou Keïta (CNP, Photo Poche, Paris, 1995), ill. 56
Seydou Keïta, exhibition catalogue (Grand Palais, Paris, 2016), ill. p. 88